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Daily News Roundup – February 3, 2015

Probably the biggest news is that City Councilor Josh Zakim (Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Fenway, Mission Hill) just filed for four ballot questions for this November’s elections:

Boston City Councilor Proposes Olympics Ballot Questions (WBUR)

Boston Residents Should Be Able to Vote on 2024 Olympics, City Councilor Says (

Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim Proposes Non-Binding Ballot Questions on 2024 Olympics (

City Councilor Josh Zakim Calls for Citywide Vote on Olympics (Boston Globe)

Councilor, Mayor Ballot Clash Eyed in Olympics Push (Boston Herald)

But there’s also some news regarding the complete lack of transparency in the whole process:

City Won’t Release Contract’s Details (Boston Herald) “Mayor Martin J. Walsh — who pledged more transparency as he seeks to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston — refused to release contracts outlining requirements the city has to meet for the multibillion-dollar Summer Games.”

And back to Marty’s gag order:

Say What? Everyone Needs a Voice in Boston 2024 (Harvard Crimson)

And also across the river:

Somerville Mayor, Residents Against Boston Olympics 2024 Velodrome Plan (Somerville Patch)

#JoshZakim #CityCouncil #BallotQuestion #HostCityContract #Gagorder #Joinder #CivilLiberties #Somerville #Velodrome #JoeCurtatone

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